Griswold Building Senior Apartments

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Griswold Building Senior Apartments

The Griswold Building Senior Apartments is a tall apartment building in downtown Detroit, Michigan, located at 1214 Griswold Street. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.


The Griswold Building was built in 1929 as an office building, on the former site of the Miles Theatre.


The Griswold Building stands 12 floors in height, with 127 units/rooms. The high-rise was designed in the Art Moderne architectural style, and is significant as an example of architect Albert Kahn's transition from Art Deco to Art Moderne. The facade is divided into two portions: a lower, three-story portion faced with limestone and divided into nine bays, and an upper, nine-story portion constructed of brick with five center bays set back from the main facade.

The Griswold Building is a residential apartment building. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.